St Francis church

St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Sunday Mass

St Francis Church is now open for Sunday Mass. If you wish to attend, you must book a place. The guidelines for re-opening give more information on how it works.

We need many volunteers to help us open safely. If you would be willing to help, please contact Clare Byrne.


The Franciscan will only be available electronically until further notice. It will be emailed to everyone who has an email address on the Parish Register.

Virtual Parish Gathering

The virtual parish gathering (Vurch) will continue through Zoom on Sundays at 11am.

  • Meeting ID: 700 601 109
  • Password:¬†StFrancis

For more information or to offer your help, please visit our Facebook Group or email

Virtual Tea and Coffee after Mass

There will be virtual tea and coffee after Mass/Vurch on Sundays at 12:15pm through Zoom. Everyone is welcome, whether you have (ever) been to Vurch. Details as above.

Our Parish

The Parish of St. Francis of Assisi is a lively and active parish, serving the areas of Crosspool, Sandygate, Lodge Moor, Ranmoor, Nether Green and Fulwood.

It is part of Sheffield Deanery in the Diocese of Hallam and is twinned with the Parish of St William of York.

The Parish Priest is Father Kevin Thornton and the Parish Deacon is Stephen Parker. We have an active parish council and the current chair is Nick Neale.